Traditional, Modern and Symbolic Anniversary Gifts
Below is a list of both traditional and modern gift materials, as well as classic flower and gemstone symbols, which mark a couple’s 20th wedding anniversary in countries around the world…
|Traditional Gift – UK||China|
|Traditional Gift – US||China|
|Traditional Gift – Spain||Porcelain|
|Traditional Gift – Germany||Porcelain|
|Traditional Gift – Russia||China|
|Traditional Gift – France||Porcelain|
|Traditional Gift – Italy||Crystal|
|Modern Gift||Platinum Jewellery|
About 20th Wedding Anniversaries
For many, this 20th wedding anniversary is most likely the first to be celebrated with your children, other family members and close friends. So congratulations on this amazing personal milestone, popularly known as the China Anniversary.
China symbolises the beautiful, elegant and fragile nature of love. It is a reminder not to take your marriage for granted, and to continue nurturing it so your love will flourish. Just as with china, love might be fragile at times, but it is also durable and long-lasting. A 20-year marriage has certainly withstood the test of time.
How to Celebrate Your 20th Wedding Anniversary
Showing your husband or wife how much you appreciate them is more important than ever on this day. Your gift needs to symbolise your long-lasting love as well as the timeless delicacy of your marriage.
As noted above, traditional gift ideas for the 20th wedding anniversary typically include china. An elegant china tea set, a delicate china platter or personalised china plates… these are all perfect for a traditional couple.
If you want to do something different, why not happily reminisce about your wedding day and life together while enjoying a delicious Chinese meal with friends and family.
Or perhaps this is the time to finally go ahead with long-time plans for a luxury trip to China.
She put out her hand and touched his forearm, as she would have touched some piece of porcelain or sculpture, just for the sheer animal pleasure of feeling its shape and curve beneath her fingertips.” Quoted by:
20th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him, Her… and the Couple
The 20th wedding anniversary gemstone is emerald, while the modern alternative is platinum. Combining these two sparkling materials would definitely make a treasured gift of jewellery for this memorable occasion.
For an even more romantic gesture, your jewellery gift could be concealed in a bunch of flowers – day lily and aster, for example, which are the traditional floral symbols for this 20th celebration.
20th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him
What can I buy my husband for our 20th wedding anniversary?
Here are some traditional and modern gift suggestions for your partner’s 20th anniversary celebration – plus a few quirky fun ideas as well.
20th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Her
What should I buy my wife on our 20th wedding anniversary?
Gift suggestions for her 20th anniversary celebration – plus a few other great ideas.
20th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him, Her… and Parents
Travel & Experience Gifts
- Location visit
- Travel and activity gift vouchers (from Red Letter Days)
- China Town in London for a meal, and show or theatre afterwards
- Sussex vineyard coach tour with lunch and wine tasting for two
- Luxury spa day for two
- Adventure sports days (for the active couple or family)
The traditional 20th wedding anniversary gemstone is emerald.
- Tie Pin
Something Different & Unique
- Visit China and marvel at its venerable history and culture.
- Buy a new set of quality china, and celebrate in style.
- Take in a Tower Bridge exhibition followed by dim sums and cocktails at Ping Pong.
- Arrange a Belmond British Pullman “Golden Age of Travel” trip for two from London.
- Host a celebration party at home or in a favourite local Chinese restaurant.
The 20th year of marriage marks one of the major milestone anniversaries. As you celebrate this epic 20th wedding anniversary, reflect on that commitment to a lifetime together which you both made two decades ago.
However you decide to celebrate 20 years together, have a wonderfully meaningful and pleasurable day – with plenty of cherished memories to take forward another decade.